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Faculty Website: Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Science and Technology Education (SCITECHED)
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BEd Hons in STEM Education (Science Education)
Programme Code: H5SSSQ
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
The purpose of the BEd Hons (STEM) is to prepare students for research-based postgraduate studies in STEM education in order to consolidate and deepen their expertise in Science and Technology Education, as well as their academic and practical competence in these specialisations within Education. It also strives to develop education research capacity. This is done by developing in students the competence of a deep and systemic understanding of the current thinking, practice, theory and methodology related to a specialisation in Science and Technology Education. Students will develop the skills to design and implement research that is appropriate for the educational community.
To gain admission into the BEd Hons (STEM) a potential student should possess a four-year Bachelor of Education degree with Education and Mathematics/Science/Technology as majors, Or A general NQF level 7 first degree with Mathematics/Science/Technology as major plus a 120 credits NQF level 7 Advanced Diploma in Education Or In the case of ICT Innovation in Education a student should possess a general NQF level 7 first degree as major plus a 120 credits NQF level 7 Advanced Diploma in Education in any subject offered in the, Or a four-year professional teaching qualification(s) as well as an Advanced Diploma in a cognate sub-field of Education, a minimum of 60% in Chemistry / Physics/Applied Mathematics (or equivalent) at a second year level to qualify for the Science Education endorsement (Physical Sciences). A minimum of 60% in two of the following subjects Zoology, Botany, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Molecular Biology (e.g. Biochemistry and Microbiology), and Biotechnology ( or equivalent ) to qualify for the Science endorsement (Life Sciences).
In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above. Prospective students who apply for this degree will undergo a selection process. The selection process may include personal interviews, panel interviews and written submissions and will take the following into account previous academic achievement, personal skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team and the potential to develop the necessary skills to become an effective researcher.